Sunday, May 30, 2004

Mystic Who Inspired Gibson's Passion to be Beatified in October

From Catholic Online - International News -:

"The German mystic whose recorded visions helped inspire 'The Passion of the Christ' will be beatified Oct. 3.

Anna Katharina Emmerick (1774-1824) will be beatified at the Vatican along with Karl I (1887-1922), emperor of Austria and king of Hungary.

The Vatican Secretariat of State communicated the news of Emmerick's beatification to the Muenster Diocese
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Emmerick, an Augustinian religious and a native of Westphalia, 'bore the stigmata of the Lord's Passion and received extraordinary charisms that she used for the consolation of numerous visitors,' said Cardinal Jos? Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Congregation for Sainthood Causes, when reading the decree of recognition of a miracle last July. "